Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Reevesville News

Christmas Eve and all through the house, not a creature is stirring, not even a mouse,

I’ll never forget some Christmas’s we had when all of us kids were home. We didn’t get all the fancy toys they get now but we loved what we got. Sometimes I think kids now get to much.

Hi everybody on Christmas weekend. December don’t know what kind of weather it wants. One week its cold and down in single digits. The next week its up in the 40’s. I’ll take the 40’s. I guess we would complain no matter what the temperature was. Maybe Santa Clause will come tonight and I will sing a different song.

The old prospector had never seen railroad tracks or trains before, having lived his whole life in the desert, so when he was walking on the railroad tracks and heard the train whistle it meant nothing to him. He didn’t move out of the way. Fortunately it was only a glancing blow, but it did result in some minor internal injuries, a few broken bones and some bruises, requiring several days in the hospital to recover.

Back at his friend’s house after being released from the hospital, he was in the kitchen when the tea kettle started whistling. He immediately grabbed a bat from a near by closet and bashed the tea kettle into an unrecognizable lump of metal. His friend, hearing the ruckus, rushes into the kitchen, sees what had happened and asked the old prospector, “why’d you do that to my tea kettle?” The prospector replies with complete sincerity, “Because, you gotta kill them things when they’re small.” An honest prospector!

If I wasn’t so lazy I’d get out and go rabbit hunting or if the price of fur was higher I could go out and set some traps and catch a mink or two. The first year I was retired I went out and bought me a new pair of rubber boots to trap in. Sorry to say they’re still in the box.

Don Peeler just called me on the phone from Eugene, Oregon. We had a long conversation. Call me again sometime Don and keep reading that Reevesville News.

“Johnny,” said the teacher, “if coal is selling at $6 a ton and you pay your dealer $24, how many tons will he bring you?” “A little over three tons, ma’am,” said Johnny. “Why Johnny, that isn’t right,” said the teacher. “No, ma’am, I know that isn’t right,” said Johnny, “but they all do it.”

This weeks Bible quiz: Who was the Roman Captain who rescued Paul from Jerusalem Jews? For the answer read Acts 23:18, 26, 27.

Something to think about: Money can’t buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.

Reevesville Community Church will have no Sunday School Sunday, Jan. 1, but we’ll have church, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. See you there.

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